Interim and Summer Programs

  1. Your first step in applying to a winter or May/summer interim program is to register through the Banner system on the appropriate registration date (see more info here).
  2. Once you are registered for an interim program, an application in the study abroad portal will be created for you by the Office of International & Off-Campus Education. This process may take a few days so please be patient. Once an application has been created for you, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions. You can access the portal and your application at goabroad.lafayette.edu. Login using your Lafayette credentials.
  3. Click on the hyperlink for your program name after you have logged in. A list of tasks related to various phases of the application process will appear in your portal application. For instructions pertaining to each task, click on the task title. You should complete these tasks promptly.
  4. When you initially apply, your status reads “Pending” Once you have completed the required tasks, submit your application. Then your status will change to “under review” until you are moved into the “approved” status. This is a manual process and may take a few days to complete. Please be patient.
  5. Once you have been moved into the “Post-Decision” status, you will see a new set of tasks deployed. You should review these new tasks as well as the instructions for each task, and complete the tasks promptly.

Engineering-Based Semester Faculty-Led Programs

  1. Your first step is to go to the Lafayette Engineering Abroad page and click the “Apply Now” button. Note the “Apply Now” button will only be available if the application cycle is open (typically in the late fall).
  2. A log-in page will appear, under which you will select that you are a Lafayette student and will be prompted to log in using your Lafayette username and password. You can return to work on your application by going to goabroad.lafayette.edu and logging in with your Lafayette credentials.
  3. A list of tasks related to various phases of the application process will appear in your portal application. For instructions pertaining to each task, click on the task title. You should complete these tasks promptly.
  4. When you initially apply, your status reads “Pending” Once you have completed the required tasks, submit your application. Then your status will change to “under review.”
  5. Applications are typically reviewed within a month of the application deadline and assigned to specific programs. At this point, you will be moved in the “Accepted” phase of the application.
  6. Once you have been moved into the “Accepted” status, you will see a new set of tasks deployed. You should review these new tasks as well as the instructions for each task, and complete the tasks promptly.

All Other Semester Programs

For all semester programs except the engineering-based faculty-led programs (i.e. Lafayette Engineering in Bonn, Lafayette Engineering in Madrid):

  1. Your first step is to go to the brochure page of your desired program (you can search programs here) and, on this page, click the “Apply Now” button.
  2. A log-in page will appear, under which you will select that you are a Lafayette student and will be prompted to log in using your Lafayette username and password. You will also be prompted to select an appropriate semester.
  3. You will see a list of tasks you will need to review as well as the instructions for each task. You should complete these tasks promptly. You will note that your status reads “Pre-Decision.” Once you have completed the required tasks for “Pre-Decision,” you will be moved into the “Post-Decision” status. This is a manual process and may take a few days to complete so please be patient.
  4. Once you have been moved into the “Post-Decision” status, you will see a new set of tasks deployed (in addition to the previous tasks you already completed). You should review these new tasks as well as the instructions for each task, and complete the tasks promptly.
  5. Please note, for affiliated semester programs, you will also need to complete the appropriate application through the program’s website.
  • More information on the application process for semester affiliated programs is available here.